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LinuxPR: EC To Research the Dangers of Software Patents

Oct 25, 2000, 21:20 (0 Talkback[s])

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"EuroLinux Provides a Public Forum and a Rich Knowledge Base."

"On Thursday 19th October 2000, the European Commission announced the opening of an official consultation on the economic and social impact of software patents in Europe. In order to help European Authorities to conduct an open consultation, the EuroLinux Alliance of software publishers and non profit organisations debuts a public forum and a rich knowledge base."

"The General Directorate for Internal Market has recognised recently the potential negative impact of software patents on innovation, their danger for small and medium enterprises and the requirement for Europe to conduct in-depth researches on the economic impact of software patents before changing European Patent Law. Obviously, there is no economic consensus in Europe on this matter."

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